By Henry Schwarz, Sangeeta Ray
This quantity examines the tumultuous adjustments that experience happened and are nonetheless happening within the aftermath of ecu colonization of the globe from 1492 to 1947.
- Ranges extensively over the foremost topics, areas, theories and practices of postcolonial study
- Presents unique essays by means of the prime proponents of postcolonial learn within the Americas, Europe, India, Africa, East and West Asia
- Provides transparent introductions to the key social and political events underlying colonization and decolonization, obtainable histories of the literature and tradition, and separate areas suffering from ecu colonization
- Features introductory essays at the significant thinkers and highbrow colleges that experience proficient concepts of nationwide liberation worldwide
- Offers an incisive precis of the lengthy historical past and concept of recent ecu colonization in neighborhood aspect and worldwide scale
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Keeping the category of the nation in the foreground, what I propose to elaborate in what follows is a general correlation between each of the three terms under discussion, and (A) a concrete, world-historical conjuncture in relation to which a definite emancipatory politics of the nation (or of nationalism) becomes dominant; (B) a key theoretical formulation of (A); (C) an aesthetic or metaliterary idea – in this sense perhaps a “poetics” – of the nation corresponding to (A) and conceptually interlinked with (B).
Finally, Crystal 15 Henry Schwarz Bartolovich decribes the 1990s vogue for “globalization” and suggests some ways in which postcolonial studies is relevant for our present moment of global capitalism, as well as how the present seems distorted by the claim that the “world economy” is something new. This Part narrates the history of colonialism itself as a term and as a practice; of postcolonial studies in America and Europe; summarizes some major conceptual and political trends in the field as it is practiced in these various places; and extends the interest in this field to other sites in Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia.
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A Companion to Postcolonial Studies by Henry Schwarz, Sangeeta Ray